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Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Pregnancy | 4 comments

Pregnancy: Week 8

Pregnancy: Week 8

I wrote this post back in August when I was eight weeks pregnant, and absolutely over the moon following our first scan. Now that I’ve made the official announcement, I’m finally publishing and sharing it.

Normally I wait until the end of each week to write my weekly update – but I can’t help it tonight! I had my scan today! According to my own dates, I am 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, and according to the scan, I’m 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. Perfect! On Little Man the scan was two days different to my dates – and it didn’t matter in the end because he arrived 10 days early!

Time to meet peanut!
Source: Josh Kenzer on Flickr

All I cared about today was that everything looks healthy and good. And it does! Oh the relief! I won’t lie – I was sick with nerves beforehand. I could barely hold a conversation I was so worried. I was way more nervous than I was last time around if I’m honest. I was just thinking, I’m older, I’m not as fit as I was with Little Man, what if, what if, what if…

So now, all I feel is relief. There wasn’t much to see today – a little peanut shaped blob, not even an inch long. But it was our blob! And its little heart was beating away strongly – a little fast. That’s an indicator of a boy right? – according to those old wives tales anyway! 😉

Find my complete pregnancy journal here.


  1. Seeing that little flicker of the heartbeat is so amazing 🙂 I thought faster heartbeat was a girl according to all those old wives? 😉

  2. Ah that little heartbeat is such a relief! At one of my antenatal checks my midwife said she’d bet a hundred quid that the baby was a boy based on his fast heartbeat. She didn’t lose any money 🙂
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  3. 🙂 My mother always insisted in finding out the heartrate after my appointments. She was convinced the high rate meant girl. If one of the appointments indicated a lower rate, she insisted it must have been wrong. 🙂

  4. Healthy baby wins my vote every time and old wives tales are often wrong!!!!

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